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Frederic Cafe Bistro

Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked and went on a recommendation & we weren’t disappointed. Friendly & attentive staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Lovely cocktails! The desserts were the only let down of the evening - over priced even though they were nice. So many other dishes on the menu that we’d...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I popped into Maidstone yesterday, and as it was nearing midday I popped into this brilliant French restaurant named Fredericks. I was served quickly but not rushed, I ordered a Bacon Baguette and a latte coffee. The coffee and baguette arrived together a short time...More

Thank MaidstoneFlymo
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Top quality lunch as ever. Blue cheese and sugar snap omelette for one and ratatouille quiche for the other, washed down with a couple of glasses of blanc de blanc, Basque gâteau dessert. Délicieuse and excellent value. If earlier reviewer knows of “lots of better...More

Thank Dinah D
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Myself and my other half have visited a number of times now. I was introduced to my very first Gin and Tonic here and I’ve been hooked ever since. Always a beautiful evening when we visit... staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Very clean and...More

Thank bevlock66
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great service. Great food - reasonably priced. Great wine selection - reasonably prices. Fantastic atmosphere and would definitely recommend.

Thank Redzero 7
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Only average food and the wine is expensive. Good location in Maidstone but there are lots of better alternative venues.

Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I will give this bistro another chance and have a proper meal there soon but upon first afternoon visit i was served an apricot tart with a strange green 'glazing' of some sort. At first i thought it was melted angelique but it can't have...More

Thank Frenchpeach
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Called in for dinner on the spur of the moment. Very welcome staff and asked where we would like to sit. After choosing our table, we perused the menu, very limited.......could do with a couple more choices. We chose rabbit terrine and prosciutto and goats...More

Thank Glamama
Reviewed 25 June 2018

pop in with another family member. Had quiche and salad what was lovely. think must get busy as still lots of people in there and this was turn 2pm so lunch time rushed had ended. Had slight trouble getting around with the powerchair but the...More

Thank famhappydays
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Food was great. Service was friendly. However would not be going back on a Saturday evening again. It was so noisy we had difficulty holding a conversation without shouting. It was very busy with some large groups hen party and birthday celebrations. So we will...More

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Questions & Answers
Sharon V
7 January 2018|
Response from Esti B | Reviewed this property |
£25 p/p and you have to book by telephone as the spaces get filled up pretty quick. There is one happening on the 24th of January.
8 December 2017|
Response from leldebs09 |
What menu is on new years eve
4 October 2017|
Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
Yes we sell vouchers - the easiest way is to pick them up directly from us in the café - Many thanks !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 297414
Small independent cafe-bistro serving provincial French "peasant food" - This is not fine dining! Its loud, noisy and rustic.
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